Category: Texas A&M

NCAA Women’s Golf: 2016 Jim West Challenge Day 1 Photo Gallery


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NCAA Women’s Golf: The Woodlands Fazio Course at Carlton Woods & Texas State women’s golf to host the 2016 Jim West Challenge Sun., Oct. 9 and Mon., Oct. 10

The tournament started at 8:30 on Sunday morning with the golfers playing 36 continuous holes for rounds one and two. The final round is slated for a shotgun start at 9:30 on Monday on The Fazio Course at Carlton Woods. The 6,137 yard course plays at a par 72 for the weekend.

The 15-team field includes 11 teams that qualified for the 2016 NCAA Championships. Joining Texas State are Florida State, Houston, Jacksonville, Kent State, Miami, Missouri, North Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and UTSA.

Live results will be available during tournament play at … Tournament results will be posted at at the conclusion of each day of competition.

The tournament concludes Monday with 18 holes beginning with an 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.

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College Night at the Lone Star Convention Center

College Night is one of the largest college fairs held in the Houston Metropolitan area with over 150 colleges and universities in attendance and over 4,000 participants.collegenight2016

Conroe ISD, along with neighboring districts, Montgomery and Willis, is sponsoring College Night at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center.

College Night provides parents and students with the opportunity to learn about college admissions, financial aid, and military opportunities as well as speak with college admissions representatives.

College Night will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center located at 9055 Airport Road (formerly FM 1484) in Conroe, TX 77303. Students are encouraged to register online at and print out a barcode to minimize time filling out information cards at the fair. Registration for the event is not required.

Female commander is a first for the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets

w704At 7 a.m. sharp on a crisp Tuesday in February, thousands of men and women dressed in military uniforms pour out of dorms on a Texas college campus.

The cadets fall into perfectly symmetrical lines and salute their leader. The faint sound of a bugle carries over a speaker. The commander yells orders, and each block marches into a dining hall.

This is not a military academy; it’s Texas A&M University, and the men and women who line up for formation twice a day in perfectly pressed uniforms are part of the Corps of Cadets, a student military group being led for the first time in its 140-year history by a woman, 21-year-old Corps Commander Alyssa Michalke. click here for complete story

Fundraising Nearly Completed For Texas A&M’s New Music Activities Center

TAMU_MusicActivitiesCenterRenderingThe Ed Rachal Foundation announced it will give $10 million to the Texas A&M Foundation, the largest gift to date in a campaign to build a new Music Activities Center at Texas A&M University. The center on the south end of campus will be home to all of the university’s orchestras, choral groups and bands, including the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.

The new Music Activities Center, located on the corner of George Bush Drive and Coke Street, will accommodate more than 1,300 student musicians who are part of 14 different musical groups on campus. click here for complete story

Soccer: Texas A&M standout Haley Pounds has been selected to participate in the US Soccer 20U Women’s National Team camp

aggies-tamu-soccer-1Texas A&M standouts Haley Pounds and Ally Watt have been selected to participate in the United States Soccer Under-20 Women’s National Team camp being held January 3-10 in Carson City, California.

Pounds was the Aggies’ leading scorer in 2015. Starting all 26 matches, she logged 31 points on 13 goals and five assists. The Woodlands, Texas-native paced the squad with five game-winning goals. She picked up All-SEC Second Team and NSCAA All-South Region Third team recognition. For her career Pounds has played in 49 matches with 29 starts, logging 35 points on 14 goals and seven assists. click here for complete story

Football: Texas A&M Lands Versatile Summer Creek TE Nicknamed Optimus Prime

584d5cebb72a9eb38dd57ebeea28b540_crop_northFans of the movie Transformers know one thing: Not everyone can carry the nickname Optimus Prime. It’s one of utmost respect.

Zarrian Holcombe, who committed to Texas A&M on Monday, isn’t your average high school athlete—both on off the field. If you know his routine at Houston’s Summer Creek High School, then there’s no contesting the fact that he’s earned the nickname.

“Optimus Prime makes things happen,” Holcombe said. “He’s a big guy, and he’s a leader. Even when he’s down or hurt, he still leads the pack. click here for complete story